A Tree Tells A Story

I went to Griffen State Park in Leesburg Florida to take a walk. I wanted to get some fresh air and clear my head. While walking along a path I came upon this tree stump (pictured above). As I started to walk away I turned around to look at it again. What is this tree’sContinue reading “A Tree Tells A Story”

Writing A Newsletter

One thing I’m learning as a beginner writer is that you have to promote the book you’re writing before it’s written. I started writing my newsletter this week. I’ve title the newsletter “My Thoughts In Writing.” I’m using Tiny Letter (www.tinyletter.com) it’s less complicated than Mail Chimp. The newsletter will be a monthly edition. ThisContinue reading “Writing A Newsletter”

It’s About Damn Time!

I finished reading Arlan Hamilton’s book “It’s About Damn Time.” Here is a brief introduction:  “In 2015, Arlan Hamilton was on food stamps and sleeping on the floor of the San Francisco airport, with nothing but an old laptop and a dream of breaking into the venture capital business. She couldn’t understand why people startingContinue reading “It’s About Damn Time!”

Kelly Notaras

I’ve read Kelly Notaras book “The Book You Were Born to Write: Everything You Need to (Finally) Get Your Wisdom onto the Page and into the World.” As Kelly puts it “there is only one criterion for being a writer: you have to be writing.” Her book is filled with suggestions for writing. Here areContinue reading “Kelly Notaras”

Poem by Wendy Cope

HE TELLS HER He tells her that the earth is flat —He knows the facts, and that is that.In altercations fierce and longShe tries her best to prove him wrong.But he has learned to argue well.He calls her arguments unsoundAnd often asks her not to yell.She cannot win. He stands his ground. The planet goesContinue reading “Poem by Wendy Cope”

Octavia Butler

Recently I read an article about author Octavia Butler and where she grew up. The digital article was interactive. Unfortunately, I didn’t save the article and cannot give credit to the woman who wrote it. But, I appreciate the writer taking the time to research and compile the article. I now have a renew interestContinue reading “Octavia Butler”

Moving and Writing

On November 20th, 2020 I closed on my new home in Leesburg Florida. The journey was complicated, financially straining, emotionally wired and physically daunting but, here I am! The photo above shows my new back yard. This view alone, drew me to the home. I thought NOW I can sit, write and read. It isContinue reading “Moving and Writing”

Choose Your Hook

Last week’s assignment from Hay House Writer’s Community was to visit a book store and look at books in the genre you’re writing. We were told to look at the book covers and read the hooks and subtitles and find which ones caught our attention. I took a drive to my neighborhood Barnes and NobleContinue reading “Choose Your Hook”

Brooklyn Street Games

I’m in the early stages of writing my memoir and what has come up for me while I was Mind-Mapping was the childhood games I use to play. I was reminiscing of the fun I use to have playing skelzies, stoop-ball, handball and hot peas and butter. These games were active and required a skill.Continue reading “Brooklyn Street Games”